REGULATORY PANEL (PLANNING AND 16th OCTOBER 2003 TRANSPORTATION) SUBJECT: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UNIT REPORT OF: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 1.0. PART 1 OPERATIONAL POLICY FOR DECISION PURPOSE OF REPORT. This report details the proceedings of the Traffic Management Unit on the 24th September 2003 and puts forward the recommendation of the Unit regarding the following:a) b) c) d) e) f) g) Lower Monton Road, Eccles Heathfield Avenue, Worsley Woden Street, Salford Manchester Road, Rothwell Crescent & Wharton Lane, Little Hulton Walter Street, Walkden Market Street/Hampson Street, Pendlebury Craven Drive, Salford 2.0 RECOMMENDATIONS. 2.1 That approval be given to recommendations of the Unit on each item considered in the report. 3.0. ROUTE. 3.1 Regulatory Panel (Planning and Transportation) 4.0. IMPLICATIONS. 4.1. Resources: 4.2. 4.3. 4.4. 4.5. 4.6. 4.7. Performance Review: Environmental: Equal Opportunities: Community Strategy: Anti-Poverty: CustomerConsultation and Involvement: Unless otherwise stated, all schemes to be funded from the existing Revenue budget. No implications. Improved road safety and environmental conditions. No implications. No implications. No implications. No implications. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS: AS ENCLOSED MRS T PATEL 0161 793 3839 QUALITY CONTROL Report prepared by: MISS G BURGESS Reviewed by: MRS T PATEL Development Services Directorate, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5BW a) WARD(S) AFFECTED: ECCLES WARD COUNCILLORS: A BROUGHTON, M MORRIS, E SHEEHY. COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: ECCLES CONTACT OFFICER: CHRIS PAYNE LOWER MONTON ROAD, ECCLES. In November 2002 the City Council received a request from the residents on Lower Monton Road to amend the parking restrictions along this road, due to the fact they were experiencing problems parking their vehicles near to their properties. In an attempt to address this issue the City Council decided to introduce a temporary order for Lower Monton Road which revoked the limited waiting restrictions along one side of the road The order which commenced in December 2002, has subsequently lapsed and following a consultation by Councillor Broughton with the local residents, it was established that the temporary order had been successful and that the residents would like to see this made into a permanent measure. It is therefore proposed to revoke the second schedule of the existing traffic regulation order which covers this section of the road. Emergency services have no objections to the proposals. 3 Year Accident Analysis No recorded personal injury collisions Estimated Cost £650.00 RECOMMENDATION REVOCATION OF: THE CITY OF SALFORD (LOWER MONTON ROAD, ECCLES) (BOROUGH OF ECCLES (VARIOUS STREETS) (STREET PARKING PLACES) (NO. 1) ORDER 1967) (PART REVOCATION AND PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND LIMITED WAITING ORDER) ORDER, 1988 IN SO RAR AS IT RELATES TO: Deletion of Second Schedule Waiting Limited to 1 hour in any 2 hours, 8.00 am to 6.00pm., Monday to Friday. Lower Monton Road, south west side, from a point 15 metres north west of the north westerly kerbline of Peel Street to a point 15 metres south east of the southerly kerbline of Russel Street. WARD(S) AFFECTED: WORSLEY & BOOTHSTOWN WARD COUNCILLORS: R.D. BOYD, K.M. GARRIDO, B. HOWARD COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: WORSLEY & BOOTHSTOWN CONTACT OFFICER: b) JACQUIE WRIGHT (X3843) HEATHFIELD, WORSLEY A petition has been received from the residents of Heathfield, Worsley, via a local Councillor, for consideration to be given to introducing a resident’s only parking order. Heathfield is a small cul-de-sac situated behind the Bridgewater Hotel in Worsley. The residents claim that patrons of the public house often park in Heathfield and Farm Lane particularly when there is a football match being shown on the wide screen television.The residents have requested that signs be erected indicating that the area is reserved for residents only, but that their visitors should be exempt with the residents arranging for visiting vehicles to display a permit. In order for a resident’s only parking scheme to be introduced there is certain criteria that have to be met in order that the need, acceptability and practicality of the scheme can be determined. The main criterion is that not less than 85% of the available kerb side space is occupied for more than six hours between 8.00am and 6.00pm on five or more days a week from Monday to Saturday. In addition, not more than 50% of the car owning residents have or the potential for parking available within the curtilage of their property or within 200 metres walking distance by way of rented garages or other off-street space. From observations taken on site and from correspondence received from the residents the problem mainly occurs at an evening and weekends and all of the residents of Heathfield have off-street parking within the curtilage of their properties. It is therefore considered that a resident’s parking scheme should not be introduced. However, as the photographic evidence provided by the residents indicates that highway safety is being compromised around the junction of Heathfield and Farm Lane, it is considered that standard junction protection waiting restrictions be introduced. In addition it is proposed to offer the residents of Heathfield Access Protection markings across their driveways. Emergency services have no objections to the recommendation. 3 Year Accident Analysis No recorded incidents Estimated Costs £500 RECOMMENDATION INTRODUCTION OF NO WAITING AT ANY TIME Farm lane, from a point 15 metres south west of the south western kerbline of Heathfield in a north easterly direction for a distance of 35 metres. Heathfield, both sides, from its junction with Farm Lane in a north westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres c) WARD(S) AFFECTED: ORDSALL WARD COUNCILLORS: P W DOBBS, C McINTYRE, S J SLATER COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: ORDSALL & LANGWORTHY CONTACT OFFICER: GAYNOR BURGESS (X3864) WODEN STREET, SALFORD A letter has been received from The Abbey National Group based on Woden Street asking for the existing no waiting at any time restrictions to be extended on Woden Street. The Manchester Processing Centre is located on Woden Street and access is required 24 hours a day for both commercial vehicles and cars and it is claimed coaches from Harry Ramsdens and Old Trafford football ground frequently park on Woden Street and cause an obstruction. The letter also raises security concerns with vehicles being parked on Woden Street when security vehicles deliver and collect large amounts of money several times a day. At present there are no waiting at any time restrictions for a distance of 45 metres on the south west side and 15 metres on the north east side. Site visits undertaken during the normal working day have not confirmed the above problem, however the request does not seem unreasonable. It is therefore proposed to extend the current restrictions on the south west side to a point 75 metres south east of its junction with Ordsall Lane and on the north east side for its entire length. These restrictions will protect the access to the centre and allow vehicles to park without causing an obstruction. 3 Year Accident Analysis No recorded accidents Estimated Cost £650 RECOMMENDATION AMENDMENT OF: THE GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY (WODEN STREET, SALFORD 5) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING) (CITY) ORDER 1976 IN SO FAR AS IT RELATES TO: Change: Woden Street, south westerly side from its junction with Ordsall Lane, B5461, to a point 45 metres in a south-easterly direction. Woden Street, north easterly side from its junction with Ordsall Lane, B5461 to a point 15 metres in a south-easterly direction. To read: Woden Street, south west side, from its junction with Ordsall Lane, B5461, in a south easterly direction for a distance of 75 metres. Woden Street, north east side, from its junction with Ordsall Lane, B5461, in a south easterly direction for its entire length. d) WARD(S) AFFECTED: LITTLE HULTON WARD COUNCILLORS: E BURGOYNE, D FERNANDEZ, A SMYTH COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: LITTLE HULTON CONTACT OFFICER: CHRIS PAYNE (X3845) MANCHESTER ROAD WEST/ROTHWELL CRESCENT/WHARTON LANE LITTLE HULTON A request has been received from the residents of Rothwell Crescent, Little Hulton for waiting restrictions to be placed around the junction of Rothwell Crescent with the A6 Manchester Road West. The residents have made this request due to the problems they experience whilst entering onto the A6, when sight lines are reduced due to vehicles being parked near to the junction. The residents of Rothwell Crescent highlighted that this has always been a problem at this location due to residents parking, but this has now been made worse due to the recent reopening of the mini market shop situated opposite Rothwell Crescent. This has resulted in an increased amount of vehicles, parking near to the junction whilst the driver or passenger purchase goods from the shop. Site visits have been conducted and found the above facts to be correct. It was also observed during the site visit that a similar problem occurs on the opposite side of the road at the junction of Manchester Road West with Wharton Lane . Vehicles during the time of the observations were parking within the confines of both junctions, which disrupted the visibility along the A6 for motorists attempting to enter the junction. To address this problem, it is proposed that no waiting at anytime restrictions be introduced around these junctions. Waiting restrictions cannot be imposed along Wharton Lane as this road is currently unadopted and in a poor state of repair. Emergency services have no objections to the recommendation. 3 Year Accident Analysis 3 recorded personal injury collisions, consisting of 2 serious injuries and 1 slight. Estimated Cost £600 RECOMMENDATION INTRODUCTION OF NO WAITING AT ANY TIME A6 Manchester Road West, north eastern side from a point 10m south east of the north eastern kerbline of Rothwell Crescent for a distance of 31 metres in a north westerly direction. A6 Manchester Road West, south western side, from a point 10 metres south east of the south eastern kerbline of Wharton Lane for a distance of 29 metres in a north westerly direction. Rothwell Crescent both sides from the junction with Manchester Road West for a distance of 10m. e) WARD(S) AFFECTED: WALKDEN SOUTH WARD COUNCILLORS: V BURGOYNE, N POTTER, S WITKOWSKI COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: WALKDEN CONTACT OFFICER: CHRIS PAYNE (X3845) WALTER STREET, WALKDEN The Citizens Advice Bureaux situated at number 1 Memorial Road, Walkden is now fully accessible to disabled clients and members of staff. However it has been brought to our attention by a representative of the Bureaux, that people with disabilities are experiencing a problem parking their vehicles within a suitable distance that would enable them to access this facility. A representative of the Bureaux has written to the Council enquiring into the possibility of a disabled parking facility being located on Walter Street to address this problem. A site visit has been conducted and established that a disabled parking facility could be located on Walter Street which is situated a short distance away from the bureaux. It is therefore proposed that one disabled parking bay be located on Walter Street near to its junction with Memorial Road. Emergency services have no objections to the recommendation. 3 Year Accident Analysis No recorded personal injury collisions Estimated Cost £650 RECOMMENDATION Introduction of one disabled parking bay Walter Street North Side from a point 7m south west of the junction with Memorial Road in a south westerly direction for a distance of 6.6m. f) WARD(S) AFFECTED: PENDLEBURY WARD WARD COUNCILLORS: B LEA, P LEA, B WARNER, COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: SWINTON CONTACT OFFICER: CHRIS PAYNE (X3845) MARKET STREET/HAMPSON STREET, PENDLEBURY, SWINTON Towards the end of 2002 a Netto superstore was constructed on Market Street, Pendlebury. The new superstore replaced the old existing market, which used to be at this location. Following its completion the new waiting regulations required to accompany this development were also installed. However it has been brought to our attention from the Parking Services Section that the new road markings are not enforceable because they no longer reflect what is stated in traffic regulation order number 951, which covers the above location. Following a site visit it was identified that the new road markings indicating no waiting at anytime, have been installed along Market Street for its entire length and for a short distance along Hampson Street from its junction with Market Street. The remaining length of Hampson Street has evidence of the existing regulations but these have fallen into a very poor state of repair. The service road identified in the traffic regulation order has now been removed as part of the new development Having assessed the existing traffic regulation order, it is apparent that this order represented the parking patterns which were present when the area was used as a market. Therefore the existing regulation order needs to be amended to reflect the new road markings, which have been installed. It is therefore proposed to amend the existing traffic regulation order to show no waiting at anytime along Market Street and for a short distance along Hampson Street. These new restrictions are deemed to be appropriate, as they will maintain a clear path for vehicles to travel to and from the Netto Store Car Park along Market Street. The restriction at the commencement to Hampson Street is required to keep the junction area clear. Due to the volume of car parking space at Netto it is not envisaged that car parking is likely to migrate onto Hampson Street and therefore the regulations for this section of road and the service road are to be revoked. Emergency services have no objections to the proposals. 3 Year Accident Analysis There have been no recorded personal injury collisions at this location within the last three years Estimated Cost £1000.00 RECOMMENDATION THE CITY OF SALFORD (PENDLEBURY ROAD, SWINTON) (REVOCATION OF PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND PEAK HOUR LOADING/UNLOADING RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 1997 AMMENDMENT ORDER 1997 Revoke the following sections of schedule 2 1) No waiting Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 6.00pm Market Street – both sides- from Bolton road for its entire length Hampson Street – both sides _ from Market Street to Pendlebury Road Service Road – both sides – from Market Street to Bolton Road. 2) No loading or unloading Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm Hampson Street – south side- from Market Street to Pendlebury Road Market Street – west side – for its full length Service Road – both sides- from Market Street to Bolton Road Amend schedule 2 to include the new waiting restrictions 1) No waiting at anytime- Market Street- both sides- from the junction with Bolton Road. 2) No waiting at anytime – Hampson Street – both sides- from the junction with the southern kerb of Market Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 12 metres g) WARD(S) AFFECTED: ORDSALL WARD COUNCILLORS: P W DOBBS, C McINTYRE, S J SLATER COMMUNITY COMMITTEE AREA: ORDSALL & LANGWORTHY CONTACT OFFICER: GAYNOR BURGESS (3864) CRAVEN DRIVE, SALFORD A complaint has been received from a local councillor regarding all day parking on the west side of Craven Drive. Consequently, a consultation was carried out with the residents of Craven Drive and those that responded confirmed parked vehicles do make it extremely difficult to manoeuvre in and out of their driveways. They also reported crime had increased in the area due to vehicles being vandalised on a regular basis. Observations taken on site have confirmed that all day parking does take place on Craven Drive and on the south side of Weedall Avenue, however the vehicles parked on Weedall Avenue did not adversely effect any residential properties. At present there are no waiting at any time restrictions on the west side of Craven Drive for a distance of 15 metres and on the east side for a distance of 53 metres. These restrictions were introduced in 1990 to prevent visitors to the Cannon Cinema on Salford Quays from parking their vehicles and causing an obstruction. Greater Manchester Police have also received several reports from residents in the area regarding vehicles causing an obstruction on match days at Old Trafford football ground. It is therefore proposed to introduce no waiting 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday restrictions on the remaining length of the west side of Craven Drive and provide access protection markings to protect each driveway on the east side. Emergency services have no objections to the recommendation. 3 Year Accident Analysis No recorded accidents Estimated Cost £1000 RECOMMENDATION INTRODUCTION OF NO WAITING 8.00 AM TO 6.00 PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY Craven Drive, west side, from a point 15 metres south of its junction with Craven Drive for a distance of 349 metres.